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(Des Moines Register)   279 days without snow means that Des Moines has shattered a snowless record set in 1889. Thanks, global warming   (blogs.desmoinesregister.com) divider line 25
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2012-12-08 07:00:30 PM  
8 votes:

Lsherm: Two records over a hundred years apart?


Wait...what does this have to do with Gun and Roses?
2012-12-08 07:14:36 PM  
2 votes:
What caused the lack of snow in 1889?
2012-12-08 07:04:36 PM  
2 votes:
www.sxc.hu
but, but...3 inches of global warming will fall on my yard tonight!
2012-12-08 05:36:28 PM  
2 votes:
YES IT'S A CYCLE

BUT IT'S A MILLION-YEAR CYCLE

THE COLD SWING ENDED 50,000 YEARS AGO

IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THIS HOT FOR ANOTHER 200,000 YEARS
2012-12-08 11:40:15 PM  
1 votes:
Suspect is hatless, I repeat, hatless.
2012-12-08 08:44:29 PM  
1 votes:

CruJones: Can someone pull a graph starting in like year 10,000BC? Seriously. I'm curious, I have no idea what it would look like, but starting in the 90s or even 70s for that matter is far too small a sample size.


A 30 year sample size actually isn't too short to talk about climate trends. Remember, we're talking about the effect that human CO2 emissions have on global temperatures. Longer time scales have different forcings to consider, like orbital fluctuations driving past ice ages and interglacial periods. Looking at a 10,000 year timescale won't help us figure out what will happen in the next 10, 25, 50 or 100 years.

But, for reference:

upload.wikimedia.org
2012-12-08 08:02:28 PM  
1 votes:

ClavellBCMI: QT_3.14159: WhippingBoy: What caused the lack of snow in 1889?

Krakatoa

6 years too late, my friend.


No. First the gases released cause some minor warming in year 1, then in years 2 - 4 it's colder and wetter than normal because of all the ash in the atmosphere. Then as the atmosphere rebalances it dries out and causes 2 warmer and drier years. Duh.
2012-12-08 07:50:48 PM  
1 votes:
Tampa FL just reached its highest high of this and last century but that's how global warming works. I guess.
2012-12-08 07:45:12 PM  
1 votes:

letrole: Mega Steve:
I live in Tennessee. It's December 8th, we have all the windows open, and I'm STILL sweating like a pig. Just my observation


Pigs can't sweat.


I laughed so hard I forgot to troll the thread.
2012-12-08 07:44:59 PM  
1 votes:

letrole: Mega Steve:
I live in Tennessee. It's December 8th, we have all the windows open, and I'm STILL sweating like a pig. Just my observation


Pigs can't sweat.


animals sweat (those which can). people perspire.
2012-12-08 07:41:50 PM  
1 votes:

kingoomieiii: YES IT'S A CYCLE

BUT IT'S A MILLION-YEAR CYCLE

THE COLD SWING ENDED 50,000 YEARS AGO

IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THIS HOT FOR ANOTHER 200,000 YEARS


and cows fart. and because of this, the mcrib and yoga mats are destroying mankind
2012-12-08 07:37:02 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: ClavellBCMI: common sense is an oxymoron: 2/10

/trolls to the left of me, derpers to the right...

Here you are, stuck in the middle with us?

Torture you? That's a good idea. I like that.


Just stick to the five basic torture groups, and I'll be fine (hot, cold, sharp, blunt, and loud).
2012-12-08 07:31:30 PM  
1 votes:
I live for cold weather and snow. Wtf? The weather is broken and now i have nothing to look forward to in life. I need to move to a pole.
2012-12-08 07:29:06 PM  
1 votes:

ClavellBCMI: common sense is an oxymoron: 2/10

/trolls to the left of me, derpers to the right...

Here you are, stuck in the middle with us?


Torture you? That's a good idea. I like that.
2012-12-08 07:25:19 PM  
1 votes:

common sense is an oxymoron: 2/10

/trolls to the left of me, derpers to the right...


Here you are, stuck in the middle with us?
2012-12-08 07:24:01 PM  
1 votes:
I don't think I've been getting the email update memos.
So we DO use "Global Warming" when we're talking about it being warmer or no snow, but we're supposed to say "Climate Change" when it's colder and there's more snow than usual? Are those the latest talking point guidelines?
2012-12-08 07:23:48 PM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: What caused the lack of snow in 1889?



Global warning's dressed rehearsal?

That and all the SUVs running around 125 years ago that the current history books seem to ignore.
2012-12-08 07:18:20 PM  
1 votes:
"279 days without snow means that Des Moines has shattered a snowless record set in 1889. Thanks, global warming"

Whow!! I never knew Des Moines was feeling the effects of Global Warming in 1889!!
2012-12-08 07:17:30 PM  
1 votes:
Mega Steve:
I live in Tennessee. It's December 8th, we have all the windows open, and I'm STILL sweating like a pig. Just my observation


Pigs can't sweat.
2012-12-08 07:16:58 PM  
1 votes:
Ah, 1889. The new Eiffel Tower, Benjamin Harrison and a proud 42 US States. Good times, good times...
2012-12-08 07:16:30 PM  
1 votes:

RockChalkH1N1: As a southern Minnesotian... Im ok with this


Pfft, no true Minnesotan is thankful for warmer days. True Minnesotans have icewater in our veins and thrive in subzero temperatures.
2012-12-08 07:14:03 PM  
1 votes:
Where I am, it's -22C with a windchill of -27C.
Translation for the Americans: it's -7.6F with a windchill of -16.6F.
I would welcome ANY warming right about now ;)
2012-12-08 07:07:44 PM  
1 votes:
As a southern Minnesotian... Im ok with this
2012-12-08 05:07:21 PM  
1 votes:
And it's 82 in houston in mid-december. For the fifth day in a row. So, good news is, being in the energy business, I'd like to thank everyone for cranking that AC up today. Bad news, yeah, I think we've broken the planet.
2012-12-08 04:02:13 PM  
1 votes:
279 days? That's not even close to a record. Des Moines has had streaks of no snow that lasted hundreds of thousands of years.
 
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